Dimitre Osmanli – Zedj AKA Thirst (1971)

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Content:

The inhabitants of a small village in a backward area of Macedonia earn their living by sending their men abroad in search of employment. Three young girls, named Elica, Maria and Nikolina live and work as schoolteachers in the village. Each of them try to make sense of their lives, in that situation where it is imposed on them. In the village the greatest problem is the supply of water. Spring water is carried by Marko from the distant mountains Marko is falls in love with the poor girl Kate. The monotonous peasant life is dispelled with the arrival of a group of mining engineers who come to do some research. The one engineer, named Victor is among them and he attracts the schoolteacher Maria’s attention. The return of Trendafil the old man working abroad, Kate’s uncle, is a special event in the village’s life. The destiny of a great number of the inhabitants depends on the wealth of the uncle returned from America. However there is no place for faith and hope as the uncle returns with no earnings at all.
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France Stiglic – Volca nok aka Night of the Wolves (1955)

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This is Macedonia’s contribution to what was once the cottage industry of ex-Yugoslav Partisan war movies.

I will simplify this one for the outsider that is not well verse in Macedonian history, particularly WWII – Macedonian partisans take up the struggle against Bulgarian fascists that occupy Macedonia. This was not by any means an easy battle since Bulgaria was the only German ally that did not send troops to the Russian front. Thus, the entire Bulgarian military machine could, without distraction, dedicate its efforts to crushing the Macedonian resistance. Continue reading

Stole Popov – Avstralija, Avstralija AKA Australia, Australia (1976)

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Movie from 1976, in duration of 82 minutes.
The movie is created in widescreen technique, with sound, in color and 35mm.
Production:
Vardar film – Skopje
Content:
The film reflects the life of the Macedonian emigrants and migrant workers in Australia. With their going away in far away countries and living abroad, some of them have succeed in socializing, but there are still some of them who always remain with the dilemma of returning in their native country. Through their personal retellings and the metaphor description of their whole way of living in the new surroundings, expressed in a mosaical cinemathographic way, one could get known with the hard work of the Macedonian emigrants; also, the education of their children, as well as the holly celebrations in the church, such as the baptizing, the weddings, but even the funerals either, as unavoidable part of human living. Continue reading

Svetozar Ristovski – Iluzija AKA Mirage (2004)

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‘Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.’ Nietzsche, 24 July 2006
Author: Grady Harp from United States

‘You never get out of the sewer’ is the sad summary toward the end of this remarkable film from Macedonia. Director Svetozar Ristovski co-wrote this screenplay with Grace Lea Troje, a story of the struggle of youths in a country devastated with poverty and corruption – a place without hope. The message is grim, the story is brutal, but the impact is stunning. Continue reading

Milcho Manchevski – Majki aka Mothers (2010)

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*Macedonian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards

Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village – an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning women are found raped and strangled in a small town. The fiction slowly turns into a documentary Continue reading

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